Synsepalum dulcificum (Miracle Berry)
The Synsepalum dulcificum (Miracle Berry) fruit powder contains a composite of medicinally potent ingredients. The foremost is miraculin, a glycoprotein with unusual property of binding to taste receptors on the tongue to transform ‘sour taste’ to ‘sweet taste’. Currently, this property is being exploited by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA to enhance taste in chemotherapy patients who develop metallic taste in their mouths following prolonged exposure to chemotherapy.
Further, the fruit powder contains antioxidants which have been found to effectively relieve oxidative stress and is
crucial for cancer prevention and the prevention of skin melanoma.
The powder also contains polyphenols and flavonoids which have been found to increase insulin sensitivity and is
currently being applied for interventions in the management of diabetes.
The miracle berry is native to Ghana with an annual production capacity of over 500 MT. The fruit/powder has applications in the health and nutraceutical industries.
Uses include Diabetics, Pregnant females & invalids, Consumers of alcoholic beverages and Kids.